Europe is in the vise grip of the Covid-19 virus. The US is not far behind. Yet, the Indian subcontinent, inhabited by one quarter of humanity, has somehow (so far) managed to escape the worst effects. How has that been possible?
India’s citizens appear to be standing behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to “isolate” themselves to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but there is fear that not enough was done to protect its population of 1.3 billion.
With China seemingly out of the coronavirus woods, the world’s second most populous nation is yet to face the worst of it. For Indian PM Narendra Modi, the coming days might be his greatest disaster… or greatest triumph.
Indian PM Narendra Modi may not actually quit social media anytime soon but the mere thought of an Indian exodus from these platforms, Russia-style substitution or China-like security rules is giving Big Tech a headache.
It’s a tedious time to read Indian or Western mainstream media as it unleashes venom against PM Narendra Modi and pours scorn on ordinary people, to be gobbled up by elites. Or perhaps there’s never been a better time to read it.
US President Donald Trump trusts India’s Narendra Modi to handle all manner of contentious issues at home, and hails the PM as his “true friend.” But Trump won’t be pleased until Modi gives him the trade concessions he wants.
US President Donald Trump had plenty of reasons to feel smug after the first day of his two-day visit to India. Despite some simmering disputes between Washington and New Delhi, day one was a triumph of optics.
While the US and India currently enjoy historic levels of economic and defense cooperation, the two nations have locked horns on a range of issues, prompting New Delhi to chart its own course in pursuit of national interests.